Lemon Cupcakes with lemon frosting

October 07, 2018
Light and moist lemon cupcakes are incredibly soft and bursting with lemon flavour with an easy lemon buttercream frosting.

(makes 12)


For the cupcakes

120g butter (softened) 
100g sugar
2 eggs (medium sized)
110g flour (sifted thrice)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice / zest
1/4tsp salt
2 tbspn milk (or 2 tsp milk powder+ 3 tsp cold water)

For the frosting

50g salted butter (softened)
50g vegetable shortening (optional)
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp condensed milk
300g confectioners sugar / icing sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
  2. Sift flour+baking powder+salt thrice.
  3. Beat butter and sugar well using an electric beater/ stand mixer. 
  4. Add one egg at a time and beat well until creamy.
  5. Next add the lemon juice/ zest and beat well.
  6. Then add the flour and fold with a spatula until combined.( Do not beat)
  7. Finally add the vanilla extract to the milk and mix it with the cake batter. Mix well with a spatula until combined. 
  8. Pour 2/3 of the batter to lined muffin tray and bake under 180 degree Celsius for 25-30 minutes
  9. Once baked, transfer the cupcakes to wire rack and let it cool completely.
  10. Prepare your frosting by beating the butter and vegetable shortening first. Gradually add condensed milk, vanilla and lemon juice. Whisk until combined. 
  11. Add icing sugar to this in three additions and beat well until creamy. Frosting is ready!
  12. Now frost your completely cooled cupcakes. Enjoy!

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